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With a $4,000 bank loan and a few pieces of used equipment, William "Don" Sterling founded The Beaver Excavating Company in 1953. Throughout his career, Don Sterling accomplished many goals, but one principle he consistently strived to deliver was providing the highest quality service at a fair price. The company quickly built a reputation around this guiding principle, which continues today with the third generation of Sterling family ownership.

In the late 1960s, Beaver Excavating acquired its first million cubic yard earthwork project at the American Electric Power Plant in Conesville, Ohio.

In the early 1970s, Beaver Excavating expanded its geographical work territory to a three-state region and performed $10-15 million in annual sales. In the late 1970s, Beaver Excavating moved 1.6 million cubic yards of earth for the construction of the Goodyear Technical Center and Test Track Facility in Akron, Ohio.

Throughout the 1980s, Beaver Excavating expanded its role as a prime contractor for work including highway construction, landfills, airports, industrial facilities, and power plants. In 1982, the company was awarded the site work, equipment and building foundation package for the new $500 million Timken Company Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio. Work on the 450-acre site included 3.5 million cubic yards of earthwork, 10 miles of underground utility installations, and 26,000 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete foundation work.

From the 1990s to the early 2000s, Beaver Excavating continued to expand and diversify its presence in the Commercial, Industrial, and Heavy Highway industries. Along with core services of mass earthmoving, underground utility installation, concrete foundations, and demolition, Beaver Excavating expanded its capabilities to include landfill liner and containment system construction, concrete structures, RCC (roller compacted concrete), dynamic compaction, environmental reclamation, piling, and bridge construction. Beaver continued to build and improve its equipment fleet by adding significantly to its rock handling equipment and capabilities along with investing in laser and GPS controlled machinery.

Today, Beaver Excavating employs more than 500 people during the peak construction season and maintains a fleet of more than 500 pieces of specialized earthmoving and construction equipment - one of the largest in the region. Beaver Excavating continues to be a leading provider of service for the Heavy Civil construction industries in OH, WV, PA, KY, and IN -- taking on some of the largest single highway contracts for the Ohio Department of Transportation with single project contract values of nearly $100 million and individual project earthwork amounts of more than 10 million cubic yards. Beaver continues to focus on becoming a single-source provider of civil construction services. With the expansion into Geotechnical construction, Beaver has added drilled shafts, auger cast piling, retaining walls, tieback and soil nail walls, and grouting to its list of growing capabilities  

With the last three years averaging more than $184 million in annual sales, Beaver Excavating regularly moves over 10 million cubic yards of earth and rock, and places more than 25,000 cubic yards of concrete in the construction of foundations and bridge structures per year. While Beaver Excavating has grown to be able to take on some of the largest and most aggressive projects, we still service our customers' smaller project needs as well. 

Beaver Excavating has earned numerous awards and recognitions for our outstanding safety program. Beaver Excavating received national recognition in 2013 and 2010 by winning first place in the Associated General Contractors of America / Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards for best overall safety in the 700,000 to 1,000,000 hours worked category. Previously in 2006, Beaver won the same award in the 300,000 - 700,000 hours worked category. In 2009, Beaver Excavating was awarded the American Road & Transportation Builders Association national "Contractor Safety Award" for it's outstanding worker safety program in the 500,000 to 1,000,000 hours worked category.

Beaver is ranked in the top 20 nationally in the Excavation & Foundation Specialty Contractor Division - Engineering News Record Top 600 Contractor listing every year.

Safety, Quality, Loyalty, Integrity, Pride, Customer Focus, and Community Service - these values remain true today not only in the Sterling family leadership, but in the mindset of Beaver Excavating employees. They are the reason we are able to celebrate more than 64 years of success with our customers.


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Beaver Excavating Company | PO Box 6059, Canton, OH 44706 | 800-255-3767 | 330-478-2151

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